Finding an erg in Lisbon?

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Finding an erg in Lisbon?

Post by gcanyon » July 20th, 2017, 12:20 am

I'm going to be in Lisbon for the month of August. The Concept 2 erg finder doesn't seem to include that city. Anyone know how/where to find an erg there?

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Re: Finding an erg in Lisbon?

Post by lwtguy » July 20th, 2017, 8:41 am

There are several rowing clubs in Lisbon. I would recommend checking out one of those unless you can find a crossfit gym or something. Most clubs would be happy to let you use the equipment as long as you demonstrate a competence on is and (most likely) pay to use it.

http://www.rowinglinks.com/europe/clubs/
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Re: Finding an erg in Lisbon?

Post by Gammmmo » July 20th, 2017, 10:47 am

C2 erg finder sounds like a great idea...unless you're in the UK. Doesn't seem to be listed as a country and I'd wager outside of America it'd have the most!!
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Re: Finding an erg in Lisbon?

Post by Anth_F » July 20th, 2017, 11:03 am

Not sure tbh... i tried finding a C2 in gyms located in the north east (tyne & wear) of england before i bought my own as i wanted to try one out! Couldn't even find one anywhere at all. Even the sunderland David Lloyd gym doesn't have them!! now thats very bizarre, a gym franchise such as that doesn't even have them.

Seems like in the USA nearly every gym has one.
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Re: Finding an erg in Lisbon?

Post by Gammmmo » July 20th, 2017, 11:09 am

Early 2016 when I started erging and before I bought one, I found lots of places with model Cs and Ds but they were always in a bit of a sorry state. If they were used, people would spend about 5mins on one at a time too. :D
I got some funny looks (or people pretending not to notice lol) when I did a HM in a gym on one. :D
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Re: Finding an erg in Lisbon?

Post by Anth_F » July 20th, 2017, 11:13 am

I had actually noticed they seemed to be in abundance way down in the south of england. Typical that tho, that not a single one to be located in my vicinity. Even my own machine came all the way from Milton Keynes :lol: Just got very lucky that the guy offered up free delivery as many won't, most are collect only.
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Re: Finding an erg in Lisbon?

Post by Anth_F » July 20th, 2017, 11:23 am

Gammmmo wrote: If they were used, people would spend about 5mins on one at a time too. :D
I got some funny looks (or people pretending not to notice lol) when I did a HM in a gym on one. :D
:lol: Funny you mention that... was on a football forum earlier and there is a thread on there about C2's and rowing in general. The majority of the comments is "rowing is boring" and why do people spend so much time on these things (head shakes), and people are even sad enough to do half marathons on them etc etc etc :lol:

If only they knew about this place :lol:
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My goals are simply to keep fit/get fitter and continue to enjoy rowing on the C2 :)

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Re: Finding an erg in Lisbon?

Post by Gammmmo » July 20th, 2017, 12:50 pm

Anth_F wrote:
Gammmmo wrote: If they were used, people would spend about 5mins on one at a time too. :D
I got some funny looks (or people pretending not to notice lol) when I did a HM in a gym on one. :D
:lol: Funny you mention that... was on a football forum earlier and there is a thread on there about C2's and rowing in general. The majority of the comments is "rowing is boring" and why do people spend so much time on these things (head shakes), and people are even sad enough to do half marathons on them etc etc etc :lol:

If only they knew about this place :lol:
Ha! It's called being an endurance sports junkie (and not a chav lol).
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Re: Finding an erg in Lisbon?

Post by Anth_F » July 20th, 2017, 1:31 pm

Gammmmo wrote:
Anth_F wrote:
Gammmmo wrote: If they were used, people would spend about 5mins on one at a time too. :D
I got some funny looks (or people pretending not to notice lol) when I did a HM in a gym on one. :D
:lol: Funny you mention that... was on a football forum earlier and there is a thread on there about C2's and rowing in general. The majority of the comments is "rowing is boring" and why do people spend so much time on these things (head shakes), and people are even sad enough to do half marathons on them etc etc etc :lol:

If only they knew about this place :lol:
Ha! It's called being an endurance sports junkie (and not a chav lol).
Haha... defo each to their own eh. I love rowing on the erg personally, yet to find it boring.
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My goals are simply to keep fit/get fitter and continue to enjoy rowing on the C2 :)

https://log.concept2.com/log

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Re: Finding an erg in Lisbon?

Post by Parky » July 21st, 2017, 11:48 am

Open the link above. If you're on Windows, press Ctrl & F and type in Lisboa, Portugese lingo. There's at least one. About 4th from top.
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Re: Finding an erg in Lisbon?

Post by gcanyon » July 22nd, 2017, 10:25 pm

lwtguy wrote:There are several rowing clubs in Lisbon. I would recommend checking out one of those unless you can find a crossfit gym or something. Most clubs would be happy to let you use the equipment as long as you demonstrate a competence on is and (most likely) pay to use it.

http://www.rowinglinks.com/europe/clubs/
Looks like there's one club about two miles from where we'll be. I'll send them an email. Thanks!

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